Raise the profile of violence against women and children in Ontario.
There needs to be greater public awareness of the epidemic of gender-based violence. Below are resources and research to support better-informed journalists and increased interaction with the media.
The Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women (OCTEVAW) has created a comprehensive media hub. The hub includes:
Reporter Tip Sheets for reporting on:
In 1995 OAITH began tracking women and their children who’ve been murdered by their partner, previous partner, family members, or other men close or known them. Femicide is broadly identified as the intentional murder of women by men. Each year OAITH releases a list of names reported on by the media in Ontario to remember and bring attention to the issue of violence against women.
OAITH, in partnership with Dr. Mavis Morton at University of Guelph critically examine media reports of femicide using 5 positive and negative frames to evaluate and analyze media reporting.
2017 Femicide in Ontario
2016-2017 Annual Femicide List
2016-2017 Media Analysis
BBWON held a media workshop for VAWCCs in June 2016 with Pam Cross. A report-back was created to summarize the day and to share the tips and tools that were presented. Read the report.
There is power in our united voice as a movement to end violence against women. As such, organizations across Ontario are collaborating to ensure that we are working towards the same goals with any government.
Key Messaging to Use in Communications including Social Media, Op-Eds and in Meetings with MPPs and Staff
Action ontarienne contra la violence faites aux femmes (AOcVF)
Aboriginal Shelters of Ontario (ASOO)
Femifesto: Use the Right Words - Media Reporting on Sexual Violence
Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres (OFIFC)
Ontario Native Women's Association (ONWA)
Network of Women with Disabilities (Facebook)